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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sepia Tones

This is the eye makeup tutorial that follows the previous review of Stila's Countless Color eyeshadow in Groupie.

Such an amazing eyeshadow this is. The colors are so intense and beautiful. Thence the effect is mesmerizing and magical.

I decided the name 'Sepia' because if you are into photography you would understand how these colors look like in the SEPIA mode of the camera. There is a red brown toned warmth in the pictures and this is what I wanted to create in the real life. Pairing this warm eye with a warm red lipstick is what makes the look magical and extremely sensual.

So lets see how to do this look............

This is the Stila Countless Colors Eyeshadow in Groupie that I have used. The principal colors are
  • Cream beige
  • Soft Copper
  • Warm Bronze

Conceal the under eyes to brighten up the face. Using half a shade lighter concealer for normal under eye circles can work wonders. Or else a corrector in a peach tone is needed. 

Groom the brows and gel them in place. Prime the eye lids for the colors to adhere better.

I loved red brown liners so I traced the upper lash line with NYX Slide on pencil in Brown Perfection.

Blend and soften the harsh line using a pencil brush. Also I applied a bit more brown liner on the outer corners to lift the eye.

Sometimes due to blending, the definition of the eye shape can be lost. This can be restored by re-tracing the liner on the hazy smokey hue that is created. Highlight the brow bone and inner corners with the warm cream beige eyeshadow.

Apply the warm bronze shade on the outer corners and blend into the crease.

Apply the soft coppery shimmery shade in the crease to add subtle definition and make the eyes look bigger.

I swirled my eyeshadow brush from MAC called 234 (LE) over the entire eyeshadow and got a mixture of colors. The honey toned hue that I got is what I always loved.

Smoke out the bronze eyeshadow on the lower lids to create a warm haze.

Trace the inner rims with the same NYX Slide on pencil in Brown Perfection.

Apply Lancome Cils Booster Mascara primer to create fatter lashes.

I generally curl the lashes after application of primer so that the curl holds. Then I applied literally 15 coats of Max Factor's False Lash effect Clump Defy mascara to get some really defined beautiful eye.

And this is the final close up look.
To match these lovely Sepia tones, I would opt for a soft bronzer (exactly 2 shades darker than the skin) to be applied as a blush along with some golden beige highlighter all across the face. Go for a lovely warm red or a brick red lipstick to complete the look. For a more vintage style, a deep reddened plum or a burgundy lip also looks stunning.

  • Lancome Teint Visionnaire foundation and concealer
  • Guerlain Les Violettes Loose Powder
  • Guerlain Terracotta Pearly shell Illuminating Bronzer
  • Guerlain Parure De Nuit highlighter
  • Elizabeth Arden Ceramide lipstick in Brick
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • UD Backdoor + MAC Brow Gel
  • Stila Countless Color Pigments eyeshadow in GROUPIE
  • NYX Slide on pencil in Brown Perfection
  • Lancome Cils Booster Mascara Primer
  • Max Factor False Lash Effect Clump Defy mascara

Hope you liked the tutorial. Do let me know in the comments.

Till then,


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